Lisa Corum Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 02, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
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Corum is part of a six-physician practice in Rock Hill and has hospital privileges at the Piedmont Healthcare System in Rock Hill.
A board-certified family physician, Corum has been active in the AAFP throughout her medical career. She has been a delegate to the Congress of Delegates and served on the Public Policy Reference Committee and the Committee on Communications. She served as the Reference Committee chair for the New Physicians Constituency at the National Conference for Special Constituencies (NCSC). She received the AAFP’s National Student Leadership Award in 1993.
As a member of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP), Corum has served on that organization’s board of directors, as well as on a variety of committees. She received the Service Award from the SCAFP in 1997. She was also active in the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) during medical school, serving on several committees and on the board of the KAFP Foundation. She received the KAFP Outstanding Senior in Family Practice Award in 1995.
Corum received her bachelor’s degree in communication and political science at the University of Kentucky in 1987. She earned her medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1995 and completed her family practice residency at the Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, S.C. As a medical student, Corum served as the Family Practice Interest Group president, Medical Student Association class representative and Dean’s Committee student member. While in residency, she served as president of the South Carolina Family Practice Residents Association.
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